Josh Bennett focuses his practice on complex litigation and insurance defense matters, with an emphasis on construction, environmental, products liability, toxic tort/personal injury, commercial explosives, professional negligence, and other related areas.
Josh has a passion for guiding his clients through the litigation process from beginning to end. He has represented a variety of clients, from multinational corporations to small businesses and individuals, in actions brought in state and federal courts across the United States. As part of Rogers Townsend’s nationally-ranked construction litigation practice, Josh has represented general contractors, subcontractors, product manufacturers, and other construction professionals in construction defect disputes across South Carolina.
Josh is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he received his J.D. and graduated at the top of his class.
While in law school, Josh served as a Student Works Editor for the South Carolina Law Review, was inducted into the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Wig and Robe, and received CALI awards in Contracts I, Property II, Legal Writing II, Civil Procedure II, and Federal Practice. Prior to joining the firm as an associate, Josh served as a Law Clerk for Rogers Townsend & Thomas.
In addition to his legal practice, Josh devotes a substantial amount of time to serving his community. He serves on the Board of Directors for Homeless No More and Town Theatre, is a South Carolina Bar Foundation Ambassador, and is a past graduate of Leadership Columbia and Leadership South Carolina. Josh and his family attend First Baptist Church of Columbia where he serves as a Deacon.
3 Chisolm Street Homeowners Association, Inc. v. Chisolm Street Partners, LLC, Op. No. 2014-UP-128 (S.C. Ct. App. filed March 26, 2014)
Other Representative Cases:
Represented multiple entities in state and federal courts across the United States in the defense of blasting damage claims.
Represented home inspectors in actions arising out of alleged unreported defects.
Represented a general contractor against a civil engineer’s contribution claim arising out of alleged defects in an apartment complex’s storm water management system.
Represented a multinational corporation in a breach of contract action with claimed damages of over $3.4 million arising out of work performed at Savanna River Site.
Represented a product distributor in a construction defect case involving two apartment complexes with alleged moisture and mold damages.
Represented a manufacturer of solvent products in a toxic tort case in federal court arising out of an individual’s alleged benzene exposure.
Represented a roofing subcontractor against claims arising out of alleged defects in a single family home in the coastal area.
Received a verdict for a client with claims for breach of contract and claim and delivery in an action arising out of the sale of a car carrier trailer.
Represented multiple veterinarians in licensing matters and lawsuits involving claims for professional negligence.
Represented a general contractor in a construction defect case arising out of alleged moisture intrusion damages to a single family home in the coastal area.
Represented a playground surfacing contractor in a breach of contract action involving the sale of binder material.
Represented multiple construction professionals in collection matters.
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